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Any Suggestions for School Choice?

Discussion in 'Pre-Pharmacy' started by Junior9999, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. Junior9999

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    Hello,

    I am a graduate student with biological sciences major. I want to apply to pharmacy school in this cycle. I just finished my pcat last week (Sept 07). I have 3.7 gpa and 77 composite pcat raw score (decent scores in Biology, Chemistry and Quantitative). I have between 80 and 100 volunteer hrs in pharmacy and emergency department and others community volunteer hours as well. I might have weak Letters of references and no research experience in school. Letters of references are coming late as well and probably ready in November or end of October.
    I would like to know where I stand in the applications and which schools I should apply with my status. Also, how different is pcat raw score and actual pcat score coming out in 5 weeks? I am living in California and I don't mind traveling out of state, but I prefer any California schools with less weight on references.

    Please give me any suggestions and I would really appreciate with ur help.
    Thank you.
     
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  3. DOOM N GLOOM

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    How about DeVry University College of Engineering?

    Low cost, good job outlook, keeps you in CA. What more could you want?
     
  4. BC_89

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    Your overqualified..look into MD/DO, RRT, PA, etc etc. if your not sure what I mean just browse the forum.

    If your really set on this all you do is apply to the CHEAPEST and FULLY ACCREDITED institution.
     
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  5. Junior9999

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    Thanks for ur suggestion! I already looked into other programs. Especially with medical schools, I already tried mcat, and I have no option to wait for another year to get into medical school. This is the last decision I made for my career choice. I read other posts about jobs saturation for pharmacy graduates. I know how it is and I have been there after my bachelor degree. Anyway, it is always better with Phd under your belt with big loans rather than others with no degree at all.
     
  6. Junior9999

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    Thank you. I love medical field though. :)
     
  7. stoichiometrist

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    If you do decide to go into pharmacy do consider it a one way ticket out of California due to the extreme saturation in the state. Even if you do get into a school in California (mostly overpriced anyway) you will most definitely have to move out of state to the Midwest or South to find a job.
     
  8. Junior9999

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    Thanks for ur suggestion! I would move out anyway. Just wanna know some opinions about some schools admissions and where people have been applying to get in with average status. :)
     
  9. Saisri_PharmStdnt

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  10. Peterpiper1

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    Got to medical school man, what are you doing?
     
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